Posthumous COIL

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I was reading through my backlog of email and came across something from Jon Whitney at Brainwashed that I found interesting and so thought I should share it with all of you fine people. Apparently he had been working with Peter Christopherson back in 2010 on several videos that were intended to be included as enhanced content for  COIL reissues. Unfortunately, Peter passed away on November 24th of that year and all the COIL releases and reissues seem to be in a state of limbo. According to Jon’s email, Peter hated Youtube due to the low video quality and so the videos have never been uploaded, until now. Jon has compiled a playlist of the videos and uploaded it now that the quality is a bit higher and I suppose also because Peter is not available to protest.

Thanks Jon.

Have fun with this, and don’t do drugs people.

He also uploaded all of the video accompaniment to Jack Dangers – Bathyscaphe Trieste on Primary Numbers.

http://primary-numbers.com

Thanks again Jon.

What a swell guy.

There is an interesting reader’s poll of the best 100 albums of 2013 on the brainwashed site and there are a few albums in there that I have slated for some upcoming posts. You should all go check it out and poke around in there for a while. I’ve found lots of interesting things on Brainwashed over the years and it has grown immensely, the wealth of information is a bit overwhelming.

http://www.brainwashed.com/

Oh, and as a side note, my official art blog, the sister site to this one, will be up and running very soon. Now to get back to this logo that I am supposed to be working on.

Until next time,

JS

3 thoughts on “Posthumous COIL

    • Haha, yes it is a rather bleak video. If I remember the story correctly from the Wax Trax Black Box that I got a million years ago, when presented to MTV and whatever the British equivalent is, they were basically told that they were horrible people and should never bother submitting a video to them ever again. Yet, the video was praised and accepted as part of the permanent collection of one of the modern art museums in Europe.

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